Eternal derby (Croatia)

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Eternal derby
Croatian derby
Dinamo Zagreb against Hajduk Split 2.jpg
Eternal Derby at Stadion Poljud in 2006
Other namesVječni derbi
Hrvatski derbi
LocaleCroatia Croatia (Zagreb and Split)
TeamsDinamo Zagreb
Hajduk Split
First meeting26 May 1946
Latest meetingDinamo Zagreb 1–0 Hajduk Split
(2018–19 Croatian League)
16 December 2018
Next meeting3 April 2019
Statistics
Meetings total217 official matches
(177 league)
Most winsDinamo Zagreb (93)
Top scorerSlaven Zambata (12)
Largest victoryDinamo Zagreb 0–6 Hajduk Split
1954–55 Yugoslav First League
(3 April 1955)

Eternal Derby (Croatian: Vječni derbi) also known as the Croatian Derby (Croatian: Hrvatski derbi), is the name given to matches between the two biggest and most popular Croatian football clubs Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split.

The rivalry can be traced back to 1920s when Zagreb's Građanski and Hajduk often clashed in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia championships. After World War II, Građanski was disbanded by the authorities, and Dinamo Zagreb was formed to take its place, retaining its colours. The two clubs soon became part of the "Big Four" of Yugoslav football (the other two being Red Star Belgrade and Partizan Belgrade from Serbia) ever since the Yugoslav championship was established in 1946 (both clubs spent their entire existence playing top-flight football). This lasted until 1991, when Croatia declared independence so clubs started competing in the Prva HNL, which saw its first season being played in 1992. Since 1992 Dinamo and Hajduk won 25 out of 27 Croatian championship titles, as well as 21 out of 27 Croatian Cups, which makes them by far the most successful clubs in Croatia.

Due to various formats that were used in the Croatian championship (which currently employs a four-round robin format) and the cup competition format (which has teams playing one-legged fixtures even in the final game) and in addition to the games played in the Supercup, there can be anywhere from four to six derbies per season. Since the first official match in 1946, there have been over 200 official derbies played in total.

In September 2009, British Daily Mail ranked the Eternal Croatian derby 20th among the 50 greatest football rivalries of all time.[1]

Supporters[edit]

Dinamo Zagreb fans traditionally occupy the northern stands of Maksimir
Hajduk Split fans traditionally occupy the northern stands of Poljud, southern of Maksimir

Bad Blue Boys[edit]

Bad Blue Boys (BBB) were founded on 17 March 1986 in Zagreb (Croatia), with members from different areas of Zagreb. The name of the group is said to have been inspired by the 1983 film starring Sean Penn, Bad Boys.[2] They are considered one of the most dangerous supporters' groups in the world and are known for their vocal and physical intimidation at football matches. In 2011, Bad Blue Boys were mentioned in the list of 16 "hardcore hooligan firms, ultras groups we wouldn't want to mess with", compiled by the American sports website Bleacher Report.[3] The group's mascot is a bulldog and the official anthem is "Dinamo ja volim" ("I love Dinamo"), by the Croatian pop rock band Pips, Chips & Videoclips. BBB also publish a fanzine about the club and the ultras subculture. The original fanzine was Ajmo plavi (Go Blues) which was replaced in 2006 by Dinamov sjever (Dinamo's North). At home matches in Dinamo Zagreb's Maksimir Stadium, the Bad Blue Boys usually settle behind the home goal on the stadium's north stand. Dinamo's fans are often unmannerly referred to as "purgeri" (a colloquial moniker for a citizen of Zagreb, originating from German bürger) by members of Torcida Split.

Torcida[edit]

Torcida Split or simply Torcida is the Hajduk Split supporters' group. Founded on 28 October 1950, it's known as one of the oldest supporters' groups in Europe. The name of the group comes from torcida, the Brazilian Portuguese word for "supporters". The group as a whole traditionally maintains good relations with the Portuguese Sport Lisboa e Benfica football club supporters No Name Boys. Torcida members gather in the north stand at the stadium of Poljud. Hajduk's fans are often unmannerly referred to as "tovari" (English: donkeys, similar to magarac) by Bad Blue Boys members, as the said animal is the supporters' group official mascot.

Results[edit]

All statistics correct as of 16 December 2018.

Competition Played Dinamo wins Draws Hajduk wins Dinamo goals Hajduk goals
Yugoslav championship (1946–1991)
League 92 33 26 33 125 127
Yugoslav Cup 11 6 2 3 19 11
Yugoslavia totals 103 39 28 36 144 138
Croatian championship (1992–present)
Prva HNL 85 39 22 24 118 86
Croatian Cup 21 12 3 6 32 18
Supercup 8 3 3 2 11 8
Croatia totals 114 54 28 32 161 112
All Time 217 93 56 68 305 250

Key[edit]

   Match ended in a draw
Dinamo win
Hajduk win

1946–1991[edit]

1992–present[edit]

Note: Home team's score always shown first

1 Match abandoned after 86 minutes due to mass fight between both clubs' supporters and the police.[9]

2 Match abandoned after 85 minutes due to crowd trouble.

3 Match was postponed and later abandoned following Hajduk Split's players reluctance to enter the stadium. On November 25, 2014, Croatian Football Federation awarded Dinamo Zagreb a 3–0 win, deeming Hajduk Split's players move as "unjustified".[10]

Records[edit]

Players who have played for both teams[edit]

Players who have played for one club in youth career and for rival club in senior career[edit]

Players who have scored for both clubs in the derby[edit]

Coaches who have managed both teams[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 22 April 2018

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Slaven Zambata Dinamo Zagreb 12
2 Andrija Anković Hajduk Split 8
Igor Cvitanović Dinamo Zagreb
Duje Čop Dinamo Zagreb
Eduardo da Silva Dinamo Zagreb
Joško Vidošević Hajduk Split
7 Frane Matošić Hajduk Split 7
El Arabi Hillel Soudani Dinamo Zagreb
Bernard Vukas Hajduk Split
Franjo Wölfl Dinamo Zagreb

Honours[edit]

These are the major football honours of Dinamo and Hajduk.

Competition Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split
Croatian Championship (1992–present) 19 6
Croatian Cup (1992–present) 15 6
Croatian Supercup (1992–present) 5 6
Yugoslav Championship
(1923–1940 and 1946–1991)
4 9
Yugoslav Cup (1946–1991) 7 9
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1955–1971) 1
Balkans Cup (1961–1994) 1
Total 52 36

Domestic league results[edit]

Yugoslav First League results (1946–1991)[edit]

The tables list the place each team took in each of the seasons.

46–47 47–48 48–49 1950 1951 1952 52–53 53–54 54–55 55–56 56–57 57–58 58–59 59–60 60–61 61–62 62–63 63–64 64–65 65–66 66–67 67–68 68–69
No. of teams 14 10 10 10 12 12 12 14 14 14 14 14 12 12 12 12 14 14 15 16 16 16 18
Dinamo 2 1 4 4 2 4 7 1 3 4 5 1 5 2 4 3 2 3 8 2 2 3 2
Hajduk 4 2 3 1 3 1 2 4 1 12 3 9 7 5 3 5 11 10 12 13 7 4 6
69–70 70–71 71–72 72–73 73–74 74–75 75–76 76–77 77–78 78–79 79–80 80–81 81–82 82–83 83–84 84–85 85–86 86–87 87–88 88–89 89–90 90–91
No. of teams 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 19
Dinamo 6 3 8 8 7 5 3 2 4 2 12 5 1 3 12 6 6 6 4 5 2 2
Hajduk 7 1 10 9 1 1 2 8 3 1 5 2 3 2 5 2 4 8 13 3 3 6

Prva HNL results (1992 onwards)[edit]

The tables list the place each team took in each of the seasons.

1992 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05
No. of teams 12 16 18 16 12 16 12 12 12 12 16 12 12 12
Dinamo 5 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 7
Hajduk 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 1
05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18
No. of teams 12 12 12 12 16 16 16 12 10 10 10 10 10
Dinamo 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Hajduk 5 2 5 2 2 2 2 4 3 3 3 3 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ THE LIST: The greatest rivalries in club football, Nos 20–11
  2. ^ "The history of Bad Blue Boys". NK Dinamo Zagreb. 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  3. ^ "16 Hardcore Hooligan Firms, Ultras Groups We Wouldn't Want to Mess with". Bleacher Report. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  4. ^ Hajduk.hr
  5. ^ Vecernji.hr
  6. ^ gnkdinamo.hr
  7. ^ a b Statistika – Dinamo - Hajduk 1:1
  8. ^ Statistika Hajduk – Dinamo
  9. ^ "Utakmica registrirana s 2:0, Hajduk bez publike!". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). 4 May 2000. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Zbog neodigrane utakmice protiv Dinama Hajduku minus tri boda i jednogodišnja suspenzija članovima NO" (in Croatian). hrsport.net. November 18, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2014.

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